Lab Test : Urine Specific Gravity

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Alternate:Specific Gravity Urine
Includes:N/A
Department:Hematology
Phone:(937) 641-3430
SQ Code:USG
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 1 hour, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Urine
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic urine container with lid
Temperature:Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour or refrigerate.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:1.003 - 1.035 g/mL
Uses:Specific gravity may be used as one indicator of renal function, reflecting the ability of the kidneys to concentrate urine.
Limitations:Glucose, protein, and IVP dye can cause falsely elevated results. One gram of glucose per deciliter will elevate the specific gravity approximately 0.004 g/mL. One gram of protein will elevate the specific gravity approximately 0.003 g/mL.
Method:Refactometer
 

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